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  • Adventure Okehampton

    Join us for your family holiday in 2012!

    Family adventure camps are a great way to get active with your family. The camps are designed to allow you to work and play together while learning and enjoying new exciting sports. Along with your fun packed activity days the package allows for free days to either relax and explore the area or if you are still raring to go add extra activities. There is something to suit the whole family from 5 - 500!

    What's included in the package price


    A private family bunk room in either Bracken Tor, rooms with a private bathrooms or The Goods Shed which has limited en-suite rooms available for £4.50 per night.


    Full board meals for the duration of your stay starting and ending with breakfast. Full English breakfast, hot buffet lunch, three course ‘al a carte’ evening meal.


    Our experienced and qualified staff will encourage you through the activities in an entertaining and safe environment. All specialised equipment for activities is included along with transport to and from the activity venues. Activity sessions are based at the centre or in the surrounding area of Dartmoor.

    3 Night Family Adventure Short Break
    Available Saturday to Tuesday or Wednesday to Saturday
    2 days of activities and 2 evening activities
    Activities included: high ropes, archery and gorge scrambling.

    4 Night Family Adventure Short Break
    Available Saturday to Wednesday or Tuesday to Saturday
    3 full days of activities and 3 evening activities
    Activities included: high ropes, kayaking/canoeing, archery and gorge scrambling.

    7 Night Family Adventure Holiday
    Available Saturday to Saturday at Bracken Tor (Summer Holidays only)
    3 full days of activities and 6 evening activities
    Activities included: high ropes, kayaking, canoeing, raft-building, archery, rock climbing and gorge scrambling.

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    • Booking Day Activities

      Adventure Activites are open to anyone visiting or living in the area around Okehampton, you don't need to be a resident at the hostel.  We offer over 20 different adventure activities for individuals, families or groups. As it's the Olympic year, perhaps you'll be spurred onto more more active year, trying such wonderful sports as canoeing, kayaking or the less traditional sports of weaseling, rock climbing and gorge scrambling.

      This Easter we are offering activity sessions daily from Monday 2nd April and sessions can be booked by individuals in each of the school holidays.  Outside these periods, we can run an Adventure session for a grouo of 6 or more.

      For more about Easter activities:  read more

      We can also do special bookings for Birthday parties, Stag parties and even a Wedding party.

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    • Groups
      Adventure Okehampton specialises in providing adventure activities for groups on Dartmoor, Devon.  We can provide residential or non-residential packages tailored to your budget and activity requirements, and suitable for all ages from 5 upwards. It's never too late to learn new activities, so whether you're a group of silver surfers or cub-scouts, a stag party or  looking to do a team-building event and need a conference venus, please contact us!
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    • Courses and Skills

      Activities for Individuals

      Had a fun session and want to develop your skills further in an activity, then take a specialised one day course with us.  We have a range of courses, some of which provide qualifications and others which are based at extending your experience and skills, providing the necessary experience for taking your interest further.

      Please click the link below for further details on our skills building courses

      If you are a group of adults, such as Stag and Hen or birthday parties looking for a different type of weekend away, we offer different Multi-activity breaks which can customised to your requirements.


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    • Groups & Schools

      A school group getting ready for climbing

      Adventure Okehampton specialises in providing activities for groups of all ages and is licensed by the UK Adventure and Activity Licensing Authority as a registered activity provider. Licences can be confirmed by calling the authority at Tel: +44 (0) 2920 755715.

      We have Quality Badge from Council of Learning Outside the Classroom, are members of the Institute of Outdoor Learning and our programmes qualify for Children's University.

      Many of our groups return year after year! We welcome groups of all ages to Okehampton Youth Hostel. We are set up to be able to take small groups (one module) or large groups (entire hostel). Given advance notice we can cater for a range of special dietary requirements. We offer a range of different activity packages to suit groups of differing ages and budgets.

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      Residential Adventure Breaks for Schools (Under 18)

      Booking an Activity for Groups (Non residential)

      Bringing a Youth Sports Team to Okehampton

      About Adventure Okehampton

      Some of our Feedback

      'Thank you for another excellent year. This year our pupils were the most ‘challenging’ we’ve had in Year 6 and yet they all rose to the challenge and have had a fulfilling and fun week!’

      ‘We’ve had an excellent stay. The children have throughly enjoyed themselves and we wouldn’t hestitate to recommend YHA Okehampton as a brilliant place to bring children on school camp’

      'Thank you so much to you and all the staff who made our camp last week such a fantastic experience for the children. They had an amazing time and it is really nice to see their new found confidence and self-belief coming back in to the classroom with them!'


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      Adventure Okehampton is set on the northern edge of Dartmoor we have two sites providing activities as well as offering activities for day visitors. The centre is close to Dartmoor National Park in this beautiful part of the South West, Exeter is 25 miles away by road.

      A full range of outdoor activities takes place and the site buzzes with excitement all day every day! Activities include rock climbing, high ropes, gorge scrambling, pony trekking, archery, mountain biking, mountain boarding, walking, kayaking, raft building, surfing and body boarding.

      The centre also runs an extensive HND instructor training program and public services courses for a number national colleges. During school holidays a summer camp and family activity programme keeps the centre buzzing. We offer a range of training courses for individuals leading to NGBs awards and general interest courses run for most of the year.

      For further information and application forms:
      Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      Phone: 01837 53916
      Adventure Okehampton, Klondyke Road, Okehampton EX20 1EWJobs at Adventure Okehampton



      We have been offering modern apprenticeships in conjunction with Duchy College for the last couple of years.  We have good links with the college and are able to offer a work placement as well as support for the Sport and Recreation Activity leadership NVQ level 2.  This is a great way into the outdoor industry giving the all important practical experience as well as work based learning, so applicants will finish with a seasons experience in an outdoor centre along with national governing body awards.  Importantly modern apprentices are treated as a member of the activity team and will be expected to form part of the instructing team first as an assistant and then taking a leading role on certain activities. There will be an initial training period as well as ongoing training throughout the season, personal development does also depend on the individual as they will be expected to practice in their own time.Training wage dependent on age and experience

      Expressions of interest with current cv should be sent to the activities department in the first instance.

      email: annaThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

      Send to: Activity Manager, Adventure Okehampton, Klondyke Road, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 1EW

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    • Events


      Here at Adventure Okehampton we can cater for a variety of events from a small conference venue, corporate team-building events, wedding receptions or Christmas Dinner parties.

      We are able to work with you to ensure your event is tailored to your requirements. We have an entertainment license allowing us to book bands, run a disco, host a theatre event or host a party.

      We are able to offer full catering services and a licensed bar. We can offer hot and cold buffets, 4 course meals through to expedition type meals or toasting marshmallows over a small fire.

      We can provide a wide-range of activities with qualified instructors or simply just the settings to host your own event.

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    • Accommodation

      The Youth Hostel, Bracken Tor and accommodation in the Filter House. We are members of YHA, Hostelling International and English Tourist Council.

      YHA Okehampton is on the northern edge of Dartmoor, with easy access to the A30 the main highway to access SW England, passing through Devon on route to Cornwall.  It consists of two building complexes on the south side of Okehampton Town.

      YHA Okehampton, otherwise known as The Goods Shed, is in the old goods yard of Okehampton Station, with it's own grounds including camping site, activity areas and parking.

      YHA Okehampton Bracken Tor, is further out of town, right on the edge of Dartmoor in 4 acres of grounds featuring an Arts and Craft style building (Bracken Tor House) and the extended former waterworks building known as Bracken Tor Lodge.

      We are family friendly, cycle friendly, group friendly and motorbike friendly. We have all types of clients, from schools, to family reunions, birthday celebrations, language schools, corporate team buldings and in school holidays we run adventure activity breaks for families and individuals.

      Bedrooms: All of our accommodation is centrally heated. The bedrooms are fitted out with sturdy metal bunk beds ranging from 2, 4, 5, 6 or 8 bedded rooms. Bracken Tor Lodge has 2 single rooms. Some rooms have a private bathroom, others have shared facilities along the corridors.

      Catering: The hostels are fully licenses and have dining room facilities offering full board catering for groups and individuals, as well as self catering kitchens.

      Meeting rooms: During school term times both our sites benefit from communal rooms which are allocated to specific groups. When the hostel is not in use by groups these rooms are available for use by everyone, and can be booked for conferences.

      Grounds: Our sites also have large outdoor spaces providing seating areas, activity facilities and recreational areas.

      Camping: At both Okehampton and Bracken Tor there are small camping areas, allowing for tents to be used.  These can be booked directly by calling, online on YHA or Pitch-up booking engines.

      Open all year round

      Please contact us for prices and reservations

      +44 (0) 1837 53916

      Access Statement for The Goods Shed

      Access Statement for Bracken Tor

      For more information on checking in and bookings, please go to the Bookings page.

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    • Activities

      Adventure Activities

      Adventure Okehampton Activities

      Adventure Okehampton is a specialist adventure company based at YHA Okehampton on the edge of Dartmoor. We have been a partner of YHA offering adventure activities for individuals and groups of all ages for the last 20 years.

      All types of visitor are welcome, those seeking a day out for their family,  individual wanting to leanr new skills, school groups searching for their residential, and those seeking a venue for stag and hen parties, corporate awaydays, teambuilding, youth sports teams.  and those looking for a weekend away.

      Our Activity centre is recognised by Adventuremark, Adventure and Activity Licensing Authority (AALA), Council of Outdoor Learning, NNAS for our navigation schemes and by BCU for our canoe and kayaking training.

      All activities are risk assessed and our instructors all hold suitable qualifications to lead their activities.

      British Canoe Union Logo      LOtC Quality BadgeNNAS logo AALA logo

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  • Family Adventure Holidays 2014

    Family adventure holidays are a great way to get active with your family in Devon. They are designed to allow you to work and play together while learning and enjoying new exciting sports. There is something to suit the whole family from 5 years upwards.

    When do they run?

      •     Easter Holidays Friday 25th March to Sunday 15th April 2016
      •     May Half Term Saturday 28th May - Sunday 5th June 2016
      •     Summer Holidays: 22nd July to Sunday 4th September 2016
      •     October Half Term Holidays Saturday 22nd October - Sunday 30th October 2016
    Number of Nights Adult and 14 to 18 years Cost Under 14 Cost
    2 £105 £84
    3 £170 £136
    4 £227 £181
    7 £320 £256

    For more details click the relevant holiday or the activity programme.

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